WORKS / INAXライブミュージアム「窯のある広場・資料館」


主要用途: 常設展示

施工: 展示施工: 乃村工藝社/保全工事施工:市田建設

クレジット: 展示企画・グラフィックデザイン:アクシス/展示企画:菅俊一, 寺山紀彦(studio note) /映像・サウンド演出:LUFTZUG/照明計画:遠藤照明/保全工事設計:日置拓人+南の島工房

所在・会場: 愛知 常滑

設計期間: 2017.11-2019.09

施工期間: 2019.09-10

写真: 阿野太一






Production: Production: NOMURA / Conservation work: ICHIDA

Credit: Planning, Graphic design: AXIS / Planning: Syunichi Suge, Terayama Norihiko (studio note) / Image・Sound production: LUFTZUG / Lighting design: ENDO Lighting / Maintenance work: HIKI Takuto+MSK associates

Building site: Tokoname, Aichi

Design period: 2017.11-2019.09

Construction period: 2019.09-10

Photo: Daici Ano


We planned the renewal exhibition of INAX MUSEUMS “Kiln Plaza” operated by LIXIL in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. The museum’s earthenware pipe factory, which operated for roughly 50 years from 1921 and then opened to the public in 1986, was designated a “registered tangible cultural property” and has since become a symbol of the museum. Today, the museum has sought to restore it as a facility that would convey the power of the kiln and the passion for craftsmanship at that time.

We focused our attention on the dynamic nested structure of the so-called “Ryomendaki Toenshiki Kakugama” (two-side-fired down-draft rectangular kiln) brickwork kiln covered by a wooden building with visible roof frame, and we proposed a restoration exhibition plan that would maximize the appeal of the architecture itself. For this renewal, we installed a general reception within the museum and, due to its position as a hub for the entire museum and considering the line of flow to the surrounding facilities, we made a route plan that allows visitors to wander around the kiln. Making one side of the kiln an atrium, we secured a generous interior space that allows a view of the nested structure from the lower and upper floors. We also restored the lighting and accentuated the architecture’s inherent characteristics by lighting up the roof frame.
Within the kiln, we reproduced the movement of flame by using a realistic projection video. Not only are visitors able to intuitively understand the process of lighting a kiln, but we gave it a sense of realism that allows them to feel the amount of heat that was produced by the plant back then.
Also, we went on to breathe new life into the decommissioned plant by using modern technology on the remains through a scope-style exhibition that allows viewers to enjoy virtual reality as the kiln lighting device appears in front of the kiln like an afterimage of the era, as well as through a bird’s eye view animation that allows them to see how the town appeared during its heyday.

We aimed to create a facility that would serve as a nexus for future cultural expansion and the formation of new communities, and to be suitable as a symbol for the city of Tokoname.